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Josh Gordon on suspension: Lowest point was disassociation from…

Josh Gordon on suspension: Lowest point was disassociation from teammates

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 26 (yesterday)
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon looked like he hadn’t missed a beat during his 10-game suspension during last Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Gordon caught eight passes for 120 yards to help the Browns improve to 7-4 with a 26-24 victory, but the ti…
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  • Roddy White (ankle) misses second straight practice; expected b…

    Roddy White (ankle) misses second straight practice; expected back Friday

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White remained sideline by an ankle injury during Thanksgiving Day practice. White was in the locker room following practice. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he anticipates White practicing on Fri…
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  • Patrick Peterson: 'I've won majority of battles' with Julio Jon…

    Patrick Peterson: 'I've won majority of battles' with Julio Jones

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson faced Falcons receiver Julio Jones in college when Peterson was at LSU and Jones at Alabama, so they have had their share of showdowns in the past. "Me and Julio, he won a couple of battles; I won a couple of b…
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  • Jamal Anderson charged with DUI in Atlanta

    Jamal Anderson charged with DUI in Atlanta

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson has landed in some legal hot water in Atlanta. Anderson was arrested and charged with DUI last Friday evening after an off-duty police officer found him passed out behind the wheel of his car in the travel lane…
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  • Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on third-down call: 'Sure, we'd change …

    Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on third-down call: 'Sure, we'd change it'

    ESPN.com Nov 25 (2 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter followed head coach Mike Smith's lead in second-guessing a critical decision in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns. On third-and-2 from the Browns' 35-yard line with 55 s…
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  • Matt Ryan on Mike Smith: We’ve got to make him right

    Matt Ryan on Mike Smith: We’ve got to make him right

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Nov 25 (2 days ago)
    Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday that he felt he didn’t give his team the best chance to win based on the way he handled the clock during the team’s final offensive drive in a 26-24 loss to the Browns, echoing criticism from many corners that didn’t…
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  • Ryan: 4-7 Falcons remain in 'driver's seat'

    Ryan: 4-7 Falcons remain in 'driver's seat'

    ESPN.com Nov 25 (2 days ago)
    Matt Ryan says the Atlanta Falcons are "still in the driver's seat" despite a 4-7 record in the dreadful NFC South.
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  • Mike Smith: I didn’t put us in best position to win game

    Mike Smith: I didn’t put us in best position to win game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25 (2 days ago)
    Upon further review, Falcons coach Mike Smith would have done things differently against the Browns on Sunday. Smith came under fire for his clock management decisions late in the 26-24 loss to Cleveland, which saw Smith call a late timeout and deep pas…
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  • NFC playoff picture: Will any of the South’s underdogs step up?

    NFC playoff picture: Will any of the South’s underdogs step up?

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Control of the NFC South reverted to the 4-7 Falcons after the Saints’ loss to Baltimore on Monday night. It’s here we note the Falcons will keep the lead if all four South teams lose on Sunday. And judging from the early lines in Nevada, that’s not imp…
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  • NFC playoff picture: Is it Carolina’s time to rally?

    NFC playoff picture: Is it Carolina’s time to rally?

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Are we due for another lead change in the NFL’s worst division? Control of the NFC South reverted to the 4-7 Falcons after the Saints’ loss to Baltimore on Monday night. However, oddsmakers have made Atlanta a slight home underdog to 9-2 Arizona on Sund…
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  • Mike Smith on loss to Browns: 'I would have done things differe…

    Mike Smith on loss to Browns: 'I would have done things differently'

    yahoo.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    We beat up Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith for his clock-management issues at the end of the London loss to the Detroit Lions a few weeks back, and some old problems re-emerged in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns that dropped the Falcons to 4…
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  • Mike Smith on loss to Browns: 'I would have done things differe…

    Mike Smith on loss to Browns: 'I would have done things differently'

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    We beat up Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith for his clock-management issues at the end of the London loss to the Detroit Lions a few weeks back, and some old problems re-emerged in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns that dropped the Falcons to 4…
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  • Smith: Didn't put Falcons in position to win

    Smith: Didn't put Falcons in position to win

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Falcons coach Mike Smith indirectly admitted he made a mistake with a late timeout in Sunday's 26-24 loss to Cleveland -- a timeout that helped set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning 37-yard field goal for the Browns.
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  • Falcons Coach Admits Mistakes in Final Minute

    Falcons Coach Admits Mistakes in Final Minute

    nytimes.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded Monday that he "didn't do the things that needed to be done to put our guys in the best position to win the game" in a bitter loss to the Cleveland Browns.
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  • Browns fearing bad news about Tashaun Gipson’s knee injury

    Browns fearing bad news about Tashaun Gipson’s knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    The Browns played without defensive end Phil Taylor and linebacker Karlos Dansby on Sunday and their defense took another hit during the 26-24 victory over the Falcons when safety Tashaun Gipson was carted off with a knee injury. Gipson and cornerback J…
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  • Josh Gordon knocks the rust off in Browns win

    Josh Gordon knocks the rust off in Browns win

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Wide receiver Josh Gordon got thrown back into the fire in his first game back from a 10-game suspension on Sunday afternoon and there were ups and downs for him and quarterback Brian Hoyer on the way to a 26-24 victory over the Falcons. On the down sid…
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  • Desmond Trufant competes with Josh Gordon, but defense doesn't …

    Desmond Trufant competes with Josh Gordon, but defense doesn't finish

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)
    ATLANTA -- The passion was evident in Desmond Trufant's tone as his lip quivered with every response. One could tell how much the Atlanta Falcons cornerback wanted this one; how badly he wanted to make a difference on defense. Trufant had the undesirabl…
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  • Falcons foiled as offense falters late in fourth quarter

    Falcons foiled as offense falters late in fourth quarter

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)
    ATLANTA -- Roddy White thought victory was in hand. He truly did. With 4 minutes, 59 seconds left in regulation on Sunday and his Atlanta Falcons trailing the Cleveland Browns 23-21, White figured the momentum had just turned in the Falcons' favor. He w…
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  • Hoyer shakes off INTs, rallies Browns to win

    Hoyer shakes off INTs, rallies Browns to win

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)
    Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions, leading the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
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  • Check this amazing Browns pregame catch

    Check this amazing Browns pregame catch

    yahoo.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)
    ATLANTA – Prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons, several Cleveland Browns players were loosening up with athletic feats that would have the rest of us bedridden for a week. Johnny Manziel stood in one end zone firing sidearm fastballs 20 yards…
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  • Week 12 early inactives

    Week 12 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Browns at Falcons Browns: TE Jordan Cameron, WR Marlon Moore…
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  • Falcons to honor member of Tuskegee Airmen on Sunday

    Falcons to honor member of Tuskegee Airmen on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 22 (5 days ago)
    The Falcons will honor a living member of the Tuskegee Airmen during Sunday’s game vs. Cleveland. According to the club’s website, the Falcons will recognize 98-year-old Edward Johnson, a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Cardinals-Falcons 00:52

    NFL Live Prediction: Cardinals-Falcons

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Arizona at Atlanta.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Rookie Offensive Linemen 00:57

    Inside The Huddle: Rookie Offensive Linemen

    Nov 25
    The 2014 offensive linemen draft class is solid, with 19 drafted offensive linemen starting for their teams.
  • Video - Falcons Need Matt Ryan To Solve Cards 01:17

    Falcons Need Matt Ryan To Solve Cards

    Nov 25
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says quarterback Matt Ryan, who has thrown nine interceptions over his past two games against the Cardinals, is in for another challenge when his nemeses visit Atlanta.
  • Video - Smith: I Didn't Put Falcons In Position To Win 03:23

    Smith: I Didn't Put Falcons In Position To Win

    Nov 24
    Eric Allen discusses Falcons coach Mike Smith's admission that he made a coaching mistake in the final minute of Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

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